I’ve been admiring the Nigerian Dwarf bucks and does from Old Mountain Farm for quite a while, and was plotting how I’d eventually add one to the herd when I learned that the doe OMF Hot Tea was available. So, I immediately indicated my interest; and when she tested negative for Brucellosis, CAE, CL, Johnes, and Tuberculosis – brought her home. I’m so excited to have her at Bramblestone Farm!
She’s a very mellow, friendly doe – just a joy to have around. And, although my clipping job is still pretty rough in the picture, she’s so long, level, and dairy – just beautiful. Along with having great dairy conformation, she earned her Advanced Registry stars (AR *M & *D) in her first lactation and is a third generation star milker. Her pedigree is filled with star milkers and champions too.
She was shown in 2011 and earned her first leg toward championship status; so although we haven’t shown our does, it seems a shame not to try to finish her as a champion. I may look into showing, and see how difficult it would be to show her a few times next year. We are planning on breeding her to OMF Palindrome or OMF Quentin Quinn in the fall, and I’ll bet we retain one of her doelings (if she has any) in the spring. I might even go crazy and think about keeping a buckling. Did I mention I’m thrilled with her?